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Welcome to Oxford City
Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years.
Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient
University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community. Many businesses are located in and around the town, whether on one of the Science and Business Parks or within one of a number of residential areas.
With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty for both the tourist and resident to do. Whether its visiting one of the many historic buildings, colleges or museums, going out for a drink or a meal, taking in a show or shopping till you drop, Oxford has it all and oxfordcity.co.uk will help you find it.
Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure you will find a wide range of hotels, guesthouses, apartments and self-catering accommodation.
But, if you find you do want more, then Oxford is a just a short hop away from many other attractions and the capital city itself, London.


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Oxford es una ciudad universitaria británica ubicada en el condado de Oxfordshire, en Inglaterra, y es la sede de la Universidad de Oxford, la universidad más antigua en el mundo anglófono. Según el censo de 2007, su población es de 153.000 habitantes, aproximadamente. Su ubicación geográfica es latitud 51°44’29”N y longitud 1°16’38”O (que corresponde a la ubicación de la Torre Carfax, a la que se considera el centro de la ciudad).
Se la conoce como “la ciudad de las agujas de ensueño”, expresión acuñada por Matthew Arnold para describir la armonía en la arquitectura de los edificios universitarios. Siempre ha sido un asunto de mucho interés la relación ocasionalmente tensa entre “el pueblo y la academia”, que en 1355 derivó en una revuelta con varios estudiantes universitarios muertos. A diferencia de su gran rival, Cambridge, Oxford es una ciudad industrial, asociada principalmente con la industria automotriz en el suburbio de Cowley.

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